Co-head of Torys’ Mining & Metals Practice and partner in the M&A and Capital Markets practices. Focuses on a broad range of corporate, commercial and securities law, with an emphasis on cross-border M&A and corporate finance. One of the key partners involved in Torys’ work with Chinese clients. Represented Franco-Nevada on a number of recent transactions including its US$650-million precious metals streaming financing of the acquisition of the Candelaria mine in Chile and a US$500-million cross-border equity offering. Has also represented China Development Bank on its proposed financing of Minmetals’ bid to acquire Equinox Minerals, China Investment Corporation in its $1.7-billion acquisition of a 17 per cent equity interest in Teck Resources, Hindalco in its US$6-billion acquisition of Novelis and subsequent financing transactions. Ontario Bar, 1998. New York Bar, 2002. LLB, 1996, Queen’s University. BComm, 1993, University of Toronto.